The passing of Queen Elizabeth II

The passing of HRH Queen Elizabeth II 

Throughout her long reign, the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists have always sent loyal greetings to her Majesty on the occasion of our annual general meetings, and this has always been diligently acknowledged by one of the royal staff and such acknowledgement transmitted to the membership. 

As an organisation I know that the membership will join the Board, and myself as Chair, in expressing our sincere and heartfelt condolences to her Majesty’s family.  

In addition however, I believe we are joined by uncounted millions in both the UK and so many countries around the world who are sincerely grateful that HRH Elizabeth Windsor has for so many years been a living symbol of the very best that Britain can offer in personal qualities. Loyalty, dedication to duty, compassion, unswerving devotion and courage are some, but by no means all of those qualities shown by her day after day, year after year and decade after decade. 

Rest peacefully your dear Majesty, you have been an inspiration to us all.  With respect and grateful thanks, 

Martin Harvey FPodM PGC IP BSc DPodM. Chair, Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists